Have you ever wondered why we believe certain things or people to be
"attractive" or "beautiful?" Don't be alarmed if not, most people never consider
such a question.
As I study other cultures and learn that all things are interconnected in
some sort of a thoughtful, but wordless way, I have come to the conclusion that
our perceptions of attractiveness are merely the manifestation of a particular
set of stimuli that are indeed observable; yet, more often than not, go
unobserved. Meanwhile, as I have come to understand it, beauty is the singular
essence that resides within all.
Now, I know you are looking at this and saying "is this guy off his rocker?"
But, before drawing unfounded conclusions, let me build my case.
There is a distinct difference between "attractiveness" and "beauty;" let me
explain. In order for something or someone to "be" attractive, that thing or
person must first be the result of a prevailing ideology. That being the case,
then it stands to reason that "attractiveness" is nothing more than a standard
set, and often followed without question by the masses.
In other words "attractiveness" is the result of the process of physical
manifestation, coupled with perception; yet, "beauty" is the source of all
manifestations, which by itself stands alone.
For instance, if I were to see a puce green Porche 911, because of my
socialization, I would probably say that it was unattractive. Yet the person
driving the 911 would believe, based on their socialization, that it was
attractive (note the principle of polarity). The same holds true for other
elements in society.
On the question of beauty, that same 911 is "beautiful" no matter who looks
at. By that I mean, the 911 itself is not beautiful (although some believe it to
be so), but that which caused the 911 to "become" is indeed the source of its
On the issue of "becoming," I am referring to the essence that caused the
thought to be manifested on this plane i.e., you have an idea/thought, and use
available resources to bring that thought from the thought stage of existence,
to the sphere of tangibility. Moving from things, let's examine people.
When looking at men or women, often times you will say that they are
beautiful without thinking of the process that caused them to "become." For
instance, whether a person has brown or hazel eyes is out of their control (I
haven't forgotten about contacts). But, whether that person has a positive
attitude is directly within the confines of controllability. Both of these
observable phenomena are the result of the beauty that resides within. The eyes
are the result of progeny, while the attitude is the result of choice; both of
which operate within the principle of order.So, should you seek to
understand beauty, attractiveness, or anything else, remember this; "if that
which you are searching for cannot be found within yourself, it will never be
found outside yourself."